Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the State Historical Society of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, administers National History Day in Missouri. For more information, contact Maggie Mayhan at mayhanm@shsmo.org or 573.882.7083.

Help students from across the Show-Me State have a great learning experience! Make plans to join us at the National History Day in Missouri state contest on April 28 at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Volunteer judges are vital to students’ contest experience, offering feedback on students’ creative research projects and helping top finishers prepare for the national contest in June.

As a judge, you can expect to spend the day interacting with motivated students in grades six through twelve. NHDMO’s five competitive categories—documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website—offer something for everyone.

“It was a great experience to meet so many talented students interested in history.” —NHDMO judge

To sign up, visit www.nhdmo.org/judges and click Register Now. Your feedback could be the key to a student’s success!

Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Choose your own time commitment! Judges may volunteer for either a half-day or full-day shift on April 28.
  • In appreciation, the State Historical Society of Missouri, which sponsors NHDMO, will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and a travel stipend of up to $50 for those whose round trip exceeds 75 miles.
  • Roughly 150 volunteers are needed, so bring a friend, and explore the University of Missouri campus after you are finished helping Missouri students.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time and talent! For more details and to sign up, visit nhdmo.org/judges or call 573.882.7083.

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